The Moose Jaw Skating Club has been awarded and will be hosting a regional competition this weekend.
The club will be hosting over 200 skaters from provincial regions 2,3,4, & 5. The event takes place Friday through Sunday (Jan. 20-22) at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
Carime Molde, the club’s publicity chair says that this is the first time that Moose Jaw has been able to host multiple regions at the same event.
“It’s been a lot of work but it’s been exciting,” says Molde. “We’re happy to be able to host all these skaters in our own town.”
Molde adds that usually, each region will host its own event, but the decision was made this year by Skate Saskatchewan to have multiple regions compete at the same event.
“I think low attendance at each individual regional competition. They maybe wanted to streamline it a little bit and have officials just have to come to one event. So far it has worked out well.”
This will be the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic that Moose Jaw, who is in region three, has hosted a regional skating competition.
The excitement is there for the skaters to be able to perform under the lights at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
“It’s always special when we get to be at the events centre.”
There will be skaters from all different age groups competing from Star 1 all the way up to Star 5, which is ages 6-18. They even have an open category for those older skaters that want to continue competing.
“This is more of a baseline competition for our younger skaters that are on the podium route that would take them onto other things. Just more of an open competition for all skaters.”
Admission is free for the public to come to watch the three-day event and they will also have a few vendors set up on the concourse of the events centre.
To find more information about the event you can visit the Moose Jaw Skating Club website.